Pictures for your viewing pleasure until I can finish wading through the sea of papers on my desk........I probably won't have a REAL post until after this week, but hope you enjoy these anyway....HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
Big One and Bella
MY Christmas present.......Bella........the kitten that pooped on the floor in my office instead of in the litter box this morning.......NOT happy.......at least she peed in the box right? I can fix this bad kitty behavior....I have faith in her and me
Big One and Bella again
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Pictures for your viewing pleasure until I can finish wading through the sea of papers on my desk........I probably won't have a REAL post until after this week, but hope you enjoy these anyway....HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
Posted by because I said so at 9:20 AM
Monday, December 29, 2008
Oh for pete's sake....where do I begin? It's been a while. I am on my knees groveling for forgiveness at my lack of posting.......wait, who am I kidding....I only have like 5 readers anyway and you've all been busy holiday-ing right? and if you've been playing on the computer instead of spending quality time with your families during this blessed season.....then shame on you....shame shame shame.........(see how I turned that around?)
Anyway, Christmas has come and gone....whew.....what a whirlwind. I'm glad it's over. I kind of had that 'What now?' feeling the day after Christmas this year. I was so trying to enjoy the day and forget about the 'grown up' reality of life in this craptastic economy but that anxiety kept trying to creep back up my throat all day and especially the day after.....what now....it's like Christmas was protecting me from what lies ahead. What happens now? The 'holidays' are over and it won't feel so wrong to lay people off and eliminate more jobs and ruin more lives......I'm so nervous about this economy it's eating me up. I just want everything to go back to normal. And by normal I mean both the Husband and I having stable jobs (we both thankfully are still employed for the moment but his hours are cut back drastically), money not being such an issue, Dad being cancer-free, Little One sleeping through the night, School back in, House clean and orderly, having my cleaning lady back (that will never happen, but since I'm dreaming.....)
We did have a very spoiled very good Christmas. Santa brought me a kitten, specifically a Blue Mitted Ragdoll, as you all know and her name is (cue drumroll)..............Bella..............well, technically her registered name is Sasha BlueBelle xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxx (I can't give away my real identity Batman.....) and for short we call her Bella. And NO not after Bella Swan in the Twilight series......Big One is only 6 and hasn't read the books (that I know of.....hmmmm.....kidding.....) and she named her.....At first it was going to be Sasha Blue IsaBelle or Sasha BlueEyes IsaBelle but I didn't like BlueEyes and made Big One re-think the name. Took us a couple weeks to decide..........do you like it? I'll post her photo tomorrow...pinky swear........and maybe some Christmas photos too.....
Big One got a 4wheeler and loads of Webkinz and Pixo's and are supplies and books and Disney Mix Stix..........Little One got a walker (her version of the 4 wheeler) and lots of clothes and loads and loads and loads and more loads of baby toys and CRAP......CRAP EVERYWHERE. There is not a square inch of my house not covered in CRAP now. It's about to give me a nervous breakdown. For real.
The Husband bought me the hottest pair of Jessica Simpson.....yes that's right, Jessica Simpson.....boots that I saw like 2 months ago and mentioned that I liked in a store......can you believe he remembered? But they don't fit dammitalltohell.....damn my small feet.......like baby small, it's funny. So I'm hoping they'll have a 6....cross your fingers for me
I have nothing witty to say today..sorry. I'll be back when work isn't so rushy tomorrow with a better post......and photos!!
Posted by because I said so at 3:47 PM
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Let's talk about things that get on my nerves.....like when people type 'alot' instead of 'a lot'....it's two words....TWO words. I know I'm not grammatically correct most of the time and I'm definately punctuationally challenged.....but for some reason that 'a lot' thing really gets on my nerves.
Another thing that gets on my nerves is procrastination. I cannot stand procrastination. My brother is the King of Procrastination Island......really today he's more like King Shit of Turd Island (irritating the crap out of me)......but dammit he procrastinates. If it wasn't for the 'last minute' or for him more like the last second....nothing would EVER get done. Some days working with him almost does me in.....
One more thing is how when I am sick I seem to suck it up and keep moving....keep going....keep doing everything I normally do and then some. When the Husband gets sick, the world STOPS spinning and he's quickly on his deathbed, positive that the hysteria of the 100 degree fever is just short of sending him to the emergency room. Seriously?!
And another thing....I really hate when people don't return phone calls. Especially when they pertain to my very important Christmas plans and gifts. Very annoying....could possibly send me over the edge.......no, I'm not already there thank you very much
Being late is another big one for me. I am late a lot.....since I had children and a husband fuck up my perfect little never-late-almost-always-prepared existence. What happened to me? It's maddening.
Oh a big one is calling my house or my cell when the game is on. If you know me or my husband, you know not to call during the game....period. No excuses unless there is blood and/or death involved. Whatever it is can wait 3 more hours I'm sure.
I hate to come home to a sink full of dishes too.....boy that gets on my nerves. No one does dishes in the house but me so it's my own fault if I come home to such a display....wonder if I could train that damn Elf to whip the house into shape while I'm at work?
I'm aimlessly bitching and moaning today because I'm having a CRAPTASTIC day and I want to inflict my mood on as many helpless souls as possible.......you in?
Oh, one more thing....WHY did I have to read Stephenie Meyer's website? Why did I HAVE to go and read the excerpts on the last two books? I'm almost done with the second book and I'm so engrossed in this story (who isn't) that I wanted to visit the website....BIG mistake. I do not have the type of self control it takes NOT to read about the next two books. DAMMIT. I hope I haven't ruined it, even though I know what happens now. I know how Bella ends up. I'm still going to read them (where read equals listen to them on my iPod)
such a stupid craptastic day......stupid website.......stupid brother......stupid me
Posted by because I said so at 3:56 PM
Hello bloggy friends! I'm coming back later with a post......but for now
let's throw shoes!!
Posted by because I said so at 10:45 AM
Monday, December 15, 2008
Big One was given the task of choosing a number between 1 and 17 to pick a winner for the snowflake ornament for me. Well Mommy, that's a big job and I can't do it so fast. I need to think about it, I need to think about what the best number is so I'll come tell you when I decide (well, okay, I'm thinking this outta be good)..........2 and 1/2 hours later........Mommy........I choose number 4. Okay, thanks for your help, but why Big One? Why number 4? Why did it take so long to choose? (here I am waiting for a big philosophical answer)......Oh, I forgot and just remembered a minute ago and there were 4 crackers left in my pack so I thought 4 was a good choice.
soooo, without further adieu......the winner and Number 4 on my comments list is:
Mom to Mr. Q and Miss E +7
who also happens to be my good friend.....lucky friend!! Send me an email friend to let me know you read this and I'll get it out to you in tomorrow's mail!! (it may or may not have a picture already downloaded onto it that will make you giggle......)
Posted by because I said so at 11:55 AM
Friday, December 12, 2008
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Posted by because I said so at 2:35 PM
Thursday, December 11, 2008
So Little One has had RSV for over a week, actually going on two weeks now right?........right???? well, maybe not. Over the weekend we had to bring her to the Children's ER because she was coughing and unable to catch her breath, lips turning blue, scaring the absolute HELL out of both of us. The ER doctor, McNotSoBright really didn't do much and took our word for it that she had RSV and sent us on our way because we find out yesterday that NO WAY were her lungs clear enough to send us on our way based on what he was hearing.
Well, we thought she did have RSV because that's what the pediatrician we had to see, McFlaky, told us (since our normal one, McFineAsHell, was off that day). You see yesterday was her 9 month well visit (sort of well) and during her check up Dr. McFineAsHell, who happens to be the BEST pediatrician ever asked me if any of these doctors had actually TESTED her for RSV because he was leaning more towards bronchitis and/or pneumonia. Well, no Dr. McFineAsHell, they didn't. I think they just listened to her and said OH! RSV.......and here I was totally bashing the $2000 per dose vaccine that was supposed to keep her from getting RSV even though there were 3 kids in Storage that had it. It DID keep her from getting RSV......it wasn't RSV to begin with and had they done the RSV test on her they would have known that she had bronchitis and could have already been treating her with antibiotics and stuff and we could be DONE with it. BUT NO, now we are over a week later trying to more aggressively treat it with very high powered antibiotics and a one-two breathing treatment punch 4 times a day plus Singulair and HOPE it doesn't take a turn for the worse. I'm so pissed. So quick to give that diagnosis and not bother with the test.......mad mad mad mommy!! Anyway, lesson learned.
On to other things like, Christmas shopping. When is it that I plan to get this done? I'm usually done by now. I usually have the best gifts for everyone. Very useful very personal well thought out gifts. Not this year. I have TOO much on my plate. People will be lucky to get something from me period. I don't like that. I don't like that I don't have the time or the ideas or the money to do my normal Christmas. It's not my style to get generic thoughtless gifts, but I'm afraid a lot of those will be given this year and it makes me sad. Plus my mind is completely full of My Dad, Little One's sickness and FOOTBALL.......Oh my goodness the football is getting good and I'm consumed by all the scenarios that will/could happen for us to clinch home field advantage, blah blah, etc......it's a sickness and I've got it bad. I can't concentrate. I can't shop. This is a problem. I need to shop. I need to get done. I need it behind me.
I need ideas. I am turning to you......WHAT are you giving this year to well, everyone? What is your favorite gift to give and what are you giving your Dad? Mom? Brother? Daughter? Aunt, Uncle, cousin? Lists please......I need ideas. Lay it all out for me and let me steal YOUR fabulous ideas!!
Oh, I think we've picked a name for the kitten and it's not one of yours.......but in the spirit of the season I'm still giving away the fantastic Digital Photo Silver Snowflake Ornament that holds at least 60 photos and is a fantastic thing to have!! So leave a comment and gain an entry......I'm giving you until Sunday to comment and on Sunday night I will have Big One draw a number and declare a winner!!!
More comments, more entries..........
Posted by because I said so at 9:27 AM
I get that to the normal person there is really nothing special about this photo.....not taken by me and not my normal style here. This is Big One with Grandpa, my Dad.
My Dad is heavy on my mind and in my heart today as he is right at this very moment having surgery to remove the remainder of a tumor and sinus reconstruction due to the very very rare Mucosal Melanoma. He will be there for several days after surgery and then will start radiation. There is no chemotherapy for this type of cancer.....nothing that is effective.
Big One just loves her Grandpa......please keep him in your thoughts today.
For more Thousand Words Thursday see Jen at Cheaper than Therapy!
Posted by because I said so at 9:12 AM
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
okay.....I realize that not everyone is a football nut like myself......but if you are and you haven't voted yet you'd better get over and make your pro-bowl selections NOW.....voting closes soon! Vote often!! And if for some outlandish reason you don't follow the football.....by I can't imagine why you wouldn't......then get over there and vote for all the NFC South Carolina Panthers players on the ballot for me.....and I will Thank You profusely!!
remember.......CAROLINA PANTHERS........CAROLINA PANTHERS.......CAROLINA PANTHERS......
Posted by because I said so at 11:09 AM
Monday, December 8, 2008
5. Favorite gift received as a child?
7. Do you have a nativity scene?
10. Favorite Christmas Movie?
Posted by because I said so at 2:04 PM
Friday, December 5, 2008
kind of like Oprah's Favorite Things.......but I'm not giving you anything...bummer....
They are so neat and GREAT Grandparent gifts......they love getting that ornament already filled with a fantastic slide show of photos of the grandkids!! AND if you lazy readers would name my kitten.....ONE OF YOU IS GOING TO WIN YOUR VERY OWN DIGITAL SNOWFLAKE ORNAMENT!!
2. This Wine.....always a favorite at Christmastime, comes out every year the third week in November and isn't always about the wine?
3. Of course the Elf on the mother freakin Shelf......it's so gay I know, but we really do love our Elf (and we love the gays too....it's just an expression.....calm down)
5. My new LG Lotus phone......I have the black one but it comes in a very chic purple as well and I LOVE IT. Full keyboard inside the flip phone.......replaced my Crackberry (which royally sucked)
6. I've said it once or a thousand times and I'll say it again and again......I love the Gap Favorite Tee......I buy TALL because they do shrink up a bit after washing and I like them longer than what they are after washing. LOVE THEM.......long sleeve in winter......short sleeve in summer... A W E S O M E.......that's the last time I try to convince you....until my next Favorite Things post
7. Down East Basics tank tops. Long perfect fit. Great for layering under anything. Love. Them. (okay I had to come back and edit this...it looks kind of awful on the headless armless 'woman' shown below......whose nibbies are nubbin by the way...)
8. The Bebe Sounds Nasal Aspirator.......not for me silly....but if you have a baby..it's golden..a must for sure. And it's on sale at Babies R Us right now!! (the 'snot sucker' as we call it in the Said So house)
9. This 7up.....it is heavenly. Love it love it love it love it. It is THAT GOOD.
10. These cutie patootie bottle/sippycup name labels from Inchbug that are PERFECT if your minis are in Storage (read: daycare) like mine and you have to label bottles every day and come in sets of 4 ....(and looking closely at the ones in the photo below....who the heck names their little girl Betty Lou?????.......don't get testy now, my Mom's name is Betty......not Betty Lou and she's not a kid drinking from a bottle or sippy cup either in a room full of Olivia's, Madison's, Hannah's, Emma's and Abby's with a name like Betty Lou.....I'm just sayin)
I'll be back later (and by later I mean Monday) with some more!! Happy weekend to all.....remember KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE!!!!
Posted by because I said so at 3:06 PM
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Posted by because I said so at 3:24 PM
The elf got into the cookies last night and there were cookie crumbs all over the floor and shelf next to where he 'hid' last night....AND he decorated the tree with bibs, diapers, socks, gloves, swim goggles, a belt and Big One's panties....(all items conveniently located in the laundry room sink!!) silly elf......Big One loved it and the Christmas Tree Peeps he left on the kitchen table as a Thank You from Santa for getting a good report card......
In other news, Little One has the mother plucking RSV.....she was a preemie and gets the RSV vaccine, which I can report for 100% sure DOES NOT WORK.....Little One gets it once a month, but here she is.....with RSV. Mind you she doesn't have a bad bad hospital-trip case of it, but she has it nonetheless and in my book when a vaccine is $2000 per dose she better not ever get it for the rest of her life by gosh, in fact no one within a 5 block radius of her should get it either! She's already had $6000 dollars worth of RSV vaccine this year and will be receiving another dose next week.....pointless? You decide....
And while we are at it, let's talk about how much I hate looking for burned out bulbs on Christmas light strands....FUCKING A...........seems like everything "lit" that I touched this weekend had a light blown.....holy motherbitch!
And since I'm complaining I might as well add the part about how the Husband just got news that he is now working 5 days a week with the el-crappo hours......so now we are down to Saturday and Sunday with Daddy....Big One is less than pleased. There were big drama mamma tears all over the place when she heard that bit of news..
Remind me to tell you about the Husband and how he has been "doing me a favor" by going to the grocery store (because evidently I am the only one in the house that needs things from the grocery store..hence he is doing 'ME' a favor).....HAH! but getting NOTHING right on the list and a whole cart full of extra bullshit we don't need...
And now I just realized it's Thursday and I need to go do a Thousand Words post so enough of my bitchin already....
Did you get and ELF yet?
Still needing name suggestions for the kitten.......don't forget the ahem......PRIZE involved!!!! It's a good one too...
Posted by because I said so at 3:11 PM
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Okay, since so many of you have your own mini's that obviously need an Elf in their lives click here for the Elf on the Shelf thing.......it so much fun for the kids. They run down every morning to find out what he's done or where he's hiding.....AND the best part is IT WORKS....if they think that Elf really reports to Santa every night (reason #1 for leaving letters from Santa delivered by the elf detailing the good and bad of the day or last few days)....behavior changes for the good. Big One has been SO good since Thunder came out this year.....she knows the deal.
Our Elf got tired of just hiding after the first year and started getting into things while he was hiding and making mischief. Our elf has done some crazy things and been found in some crazy places. Multislacking Mamalicious has an Elf too I see and I like her idea of him decorating the tree with their underwear......Big One would find that HILARIOUS!! I may try that one. Any other good ideas???
GET YOU some ELF.......
Posted by because I said so at 1:58 PM
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
so who has the Elf on the Shelf? We have had the Elf for a few years. He was named Thunder by Big One who was then 4 years old.....now at almost 7 years old she thinks Thunder needs a new name.....and I don't think she's wrong, it's just that we can't just go around re-naming everything. For instance now at almost 7 she suggested we name our new kitten Blueberry, because it has blue eyes or Silvermist because of the grayish ears.......I'm thinking notsomuch.....because we all know in a couple years she's gonna agree with me that those are not the best names. Just like she wanted to name the baby Butterscotch......and now she's with me on how that was not a good idea. Seven year olds (almost 7) are not always the best name givers for living creatures or Elves that visit every year for the rest of 'ever'.....
Anyway, our elf needs some pizazz, some new tricks, some new hiding places.....I feel like I'm out of ideas. Dude has seriously hidden EVERYWHERE I or the Husband can think of in our entire house. He is running out of new tricks as well. This year his arrival brought the 'diary' that he brings every year to document his daily whereabouts and shenanigans and he also brought an ornament-frame craft for Big One to make and give away (giving is as good as receiving is the lesson) and a letter for Big One and Little One from Santa.....(I made sure Santa pointed out that Little One needs to work on her sleeping at night skills...Big One thought that was hilarious). So tonight he will be getting into the cookies and leaving cookie crumbs beside him on whatever surface he's hiding in or on tonight. He only leaves a gift or activity or something once a week. I already bought a movie for next weeks thing.....but I need ideas ladies.....who does this Elf thing...surely I'm not alone here...tell me tell me. Work with me. Mommy is runnin on fumes and needing ideas..
So let's review your homework assignments (one of which is already due......however my dear
readers reader is not cooperating):
1. Help name the cutie pie kitten we are getting
2. Elf ideas for shenanigans and hiding places
Get on that people and get back to me.......STAT!
Monday, December 1, 2008
and this is what she will resemble as an adult:
So get out your thinking caps and give me some good name suggestions....there may be a prize involved if I pick your name......just sayin......prizes are fun.....
Posted by because I said so at 3:46 PM